"An American machine, introduced into England by Mr. Ellis. It consists of an iron cylindrical casing A, open about a fourth part of its circumference (a to b) for admission of air, and an exit pipe B. Inside the casing is another cylinder, placed eccentrically to it, and which always fits close up against the wooden packing C. This cylinder acts as a driver for the three fan blades or pistons D, which are capable of passing out and in through longitudinal slits in its circumference. There is a shaft passing through the small cylinder, and concentric with it at the ends, but cranked in the middle part so as to become concentric with the casing. The inner cylinder revolves round the axis of the ends of the shaft, and on the cranked part revolve the fan blades or pistons, driven by the cylinder." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Blowing-Machine

"An American machine, introduced into England by Mr. Ellis. It consists of an iron cylindrical casing…

This case type drawer is used to hold tickets. On the top featuring a slight opening where either cards or tickets can be stored, commonly used in theaters for inventory record keeping.

Ticket or Card Case

This case type drawer is used to hold tickets. On the top featuring a slight opening where either cards…

"A transverse section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, used for heavy forge work."—Finley, 1917

Transverse section of a double-column hammer

"A transverse section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, used for heavy forge work."—Finley,…

"A section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, fitted with a valve v provided with three pistons."—Finley, 1917

Valve casing of a double-column hammer

"A section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, fitted with a valve v provided with three…

An Edison fuse plug and casing for switchboard use.

fuse plug and casing

An Edison fuse plug and casing for switchboard use.

"Edison fuse plugs and casings for switchboard use." —Croft 1920

Casing and Fuse Plugs

"Edison fuse plugs and casings for switchboard use." —Croft 1920